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Korean War veterans overwhelmed by greetings they received during Korean War Veterans Honor Flight

“I’m no hero, the heroes are the men whose names are on the wall,” said Neri Holscher of Cook. He participated in the Operation Airlift, the Korean War Veterans Honor Flight on March 25. He was among four veterans and one
volunteer from Johnson County participating in this flight which left early Tuesday morning and returned about midnight that night. The other three veterans were Bill Fisher of Cook, Merlyn Saathoff of Sterling and Eugene Pope of Tecumseh. One of several volunteers on the flight was Kathi Mercure of Tecumseh. 
 
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An apple: a visual of the earth and our food supply

“I learned along with the kids. It was a fun experience and the kids were eager to answer questions,” said Shelley Keebler who gave a presentation on “Soil of the World” an Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom program to third grade students at Johnson County Central Schools and third through sixth grade students at St. Andrew’s School in Tecumseh on Wednesday, March 26. The presentations were conducted in observance of National Agriculture Week, March 23-29. Keebler is the secretary of the Johnson County Farm Bureau, which promotes a variety of agriculture education programs throughout the year.
 
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Tecumseh City Park to be accessible to all

By Ann Wickett.
 
Two weeks ago, crewmembers from Mahoney Concrete, LLC, began constructing an accessible winding sidewalk around the playground equipment at the Tecumseh city park. The sidewalk is five feet wide and 700 feet in length. Clint Mahoney, contractor for the project said an estimated 75 yards of concrete was used this sidewalk. Binder Brothers provided the concrete. About a year ago, City Clerk Paula Darling applied for and was awarded a grant in the amount of $13,892 from the Peter Kiewit Foundation. According to Darling, this is an Accessible to All sidewalk project.
 
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Southeast Community Band

The Southeast Nebraska Community Band will present a Spring Concert on Sunday April 6, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. at St. Andrews Parish Hall, 561 Jackson Street in Tecumseh. The Band is starting its 21st Year of performing community music. Approximately 20 concerts are performed annually over a four-state area. Membership consists of over 50 musicians, coming from a 12 county area of Southeast Nebraska. The free concert is sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council # 6750 with refreshments served by St. Andrews Altar Society.
 
 
 
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Creighton U. student make Tecumseh grandparents proud

“Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought this would happen to her,” said Kathy Murphy of Tecumseh, in reaction to publicity her granddaughter Kayleigh Begley of Omaha, received for being chosen for the cover of the March edition of the Sports Illustrated magazine published on March 17. Begley, a member of the Sue Stepper-ettes world champion dance team and a freshman at Creighton University in Omaha was one of two Creighton dance team members chosen to pose with Creighton basketball standout Doug McDermott. The other member chosen was Kelsey Saddoris. Sports Illustrated photographer Luke Winn selected the two girls during the Creighton and Villanova basketball game.
 
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Adequate capital raised for implementation of the development plans at Elk Creek Niobium project

NioCorp Developments Ltd. is pleased to announce the final closing of its non-brokered private placement for gross proceeds in excess of $3.77 million. Together with the funds raised in late 2013, the company has now raised in excess of $5.5 million, providing adequate capital to allow for implementation of the Company’s development plans at the Elk Creek Niobium project. Insider Group participation in the  Final Tranche:
 
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Missoula Children’s Theatre

STERLING–Parents and guests of the elementary students at Sterling Public Schools learned the real mystery of the legendary hidden treasure of “Blackbeard the Pirate” on Friday, March 21. The mystery was solved in a beach setting with help from some parrots, crabby crabs, mermaids, seaweeds and sailors. The mystery was part of the play production conducted by staff members of the Missoula Children’s Theatre and Sterling’s elementary students.
 
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Prisoner knows all too well how drugs can ruin a life

Tecumseh State Correctional Facility - Tom Fleming, now a prisoner at the Tecumseh State Correctional Center, was a full-blown alcoholic by the time he left high school. “That progressed to marijuana and the hard drugs. Meth became my drug of choice, along with anything else I could get my hands on,” he said from the visitor’s room of TSCI. 
 
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JCC hires two new teachers and a speech pathologist

Grant Moles and Leah Tubbesing, gold medal winners at the State Academic Decathlon competition at the University of Omaha, February 20-22 opened the meeting of the JCC Board of Education meeting on March 12, with a presentation of their speeches. After the speech presentations, Academic Decathlon sponsor Jane Antholz shared information about the purpose of the Academic Decathlon and how much time Johnson County Central students dedicate to research and preparation for the regional and state competitions 
 
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County Commissioners candidates: Look out for the best interest of the constituents

Three Republican candidates will be seeking election for Johnson County Commissioner of District 1, in the 2014 Primary Election on May 13. They are Incumbent Scotty Gottula, and new candidates Michael McPherrin and  Elijah Lade. Below is a profile of these candidates. One of these three candidates will advance to the General Election in November and will run against Democratic candidate John Rademacher.
 

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